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countable noun An amoeba is the smallest kind of living creature. any protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, esp any of the genus Amoeba, able to change shape because of the movements of cell processes (pseudopodia).What is the scientific name for Ameba?
An amoeba (/ ə ˈ m iː b ə /; less commonly spelt ameba or amœba; plural am(o)ebas or am(o)ebae / ə ˈ m iː b i /), often called an amoeboid, is a type of cell or unicellular organism which has the ability to alter its shape, primarily by extending and retracting pseudopods.What are the best examples of amoeboid protists?
The best known amoeboid protists are the "giant amoebae" Chaos carolinense and Amoeba proteus, both of which have been widely cultivated and studied in classrooms and laboratories.What is the shell of an amoeba made of?
The shells of testate amoebae may be composed of various substances, including calcium, silica, chitin, or agglutinations of found materials like small grains of sand and the frustules of diatoms. To regulate osmotic pressure, most freshwater amoebae have a contractile vacuole which expels excess water from the cell.